Date(s) - 02/22/20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Howard County General Hospital is seeking Community Companion volunteers to provide nonmedical support, such as transportation and companionship, to patients. Community Companion information sessions will take place on Dec. 14, Jan. 18 and Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Trellis Center in suite 206, 10760 Hickory Ridge Road, in Columbia.
Community Companions receive training and provide care support to patients in the Member Care Support Network. Patients are often older adults who live alone, experience functional impairment and have multiple chronic conditions, such as lung disease or cancer.
The hospital pairs Community Companions with patients based on schedule and need. Volunteers choose their responsibilities, which can include driving patients to doctors’ appointments, calling to check on them and visiting patients in their homes.
Community Companions are conscientious, respectful, trustworthy and compassionate and must be 18 or older. For more information, visit HCGH.org/j2bhvolunteer, call 410-720-8788 or email email@example.com.